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Your Favorite Disney Princesses Were Reimagined With Different Cultural Backgrounds And They've Never Looked Better

From Jamaica to Japan, each drawing welcomes a classic Disney princess to become part of a whole new world.

Disney Princesses are some of the most recognizable characters in modern pop culture. Millions of children grew up watching their movies, and decades later, kids of all ages still love to see modern artists depict their favorite, classic characters in new and interesting ways. 

From being reimagined as moms to pin-up models to hipsters, there seems to be no limit to their royal versatility. But even when Disney Princesses take on different life roles, they generally remain the same ethnicity and nationality a room of "nine old White men" originally imagined for them. Because their creators were White, most of the princesses are, too.  

Until now. 


In both animated and live-action movies, Whiteness is often regarded as the default race for main characters. But an artist, TT Brett, is challenging that assumption one Disney Princess at a time.

By reimagining such well-known characters coming from different cultural backgrounds, Brett explores the visual possibilities that prove true beauty knows no bound.   

From Jamaica to Japan, each drawing welcomes a classic Disney Princess to become part of a whole new world:

Sleeping Beauty drawn as a Jamaican woman. 
Mulan reimagined as a Native American character. 
Snow White depicted as a Spanish woman. 
Tiana drawn as a Chinese woman. 
Pocohontas as a Hawaiian. 
Cinderella sketched as a Japanese character. 
Belle drawn as an arab woman. 
Merida sketched as a Brazilian character. 
Ariel reimagined as an Indian mermaid. 
Jasmine drawn as an African princess. 
Rapunzel depicted as a Mexican woman. 
Anna drawn as a Native Alaskan. 
Elsa drawn as an Inuit woman. 


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